21 December 2009

Santa Baby -- One For the Baby Book

Saturday afternoon and evening, David and I finished up our Christmas shopping up in San Luis Obispo.  Since there really is no mall up there (which I love, by the way), I wondered if we would have the opportunity for Olivia to see Santa this year.  Fortunately, we stumbled across the Santa House over by the Mission where Santa was waiting to hear requests from all the boys and girls.

I'm pretty sure Olivia's only wish was for me to get her off of Santa's lap as quickly as possible.  Maybe it was because she had been carried by us for the previous three hours and didn't want to be "free", maybe it was because she was hungry or tired, or maybe, just maybe, it was because that Santa Claus didn't look A THING like Santa Claus.  Just sayin'.



The picture is priceless.  And, even though David thinks it's cruel to have it go into her baby book, I think it's something she'll look back at and laugh about.

17 December 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun...

Even if you don't want it to.  Today is Olivia's 8 month birthday, and even though I say it every month on her birthday, I'm going to say it again.  I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by.  How in the world has eight months passed so fast?

I realized the other day that even though I've posted some pictures, I haven't really filled everyone in on all the latest and greatest that's going on with Olivia.  So, here's a quick update.

Around Thanksgiving time, Olivia's first tooth started popping through.  She has not been super fussy or cranky, but last night she didn't sleep so well, so maybe it's starting to bother her. It is as sharp as can be, I know that!

She is eating 3 square meals a day, and with the exception of breakfast, I'm making all of her food for her.  I've tried doing some oatmeal for breakfast and she does okay, but she really likes the breakfast baby foods and it's kind of nice having at least one of those meals a day already prepared.  Her favorite foods are acorn squash (thanks Amy!), sweet potatoes/yams, pears, apples and bananas, but she will eat just about anything.  And, yeah, that still includes the dog food she seems to be sneaking into her mouth. She doesn't like a sippy cup, but feels like a big girl drinking water out of our plastic cups.  A lot of it usually dribbles down into her lap, but that's why I feed her naked -- much easier to clean up.

Olivia is crawling like crazy.  It's so fun to watch her go after something too...she pants like a dog until she gets to it.  She's having a blast chasing after Magnum and our temporary guest dog, Pepper. About two weeks ago, she perfected pulling herself up onto our ottoman/coffee table and has now mastered the couch cushions which are a little higher.  She is even able to climb the highest side of the couch where the arm rests are.  She can stand on her own as long as one arm is still holding onto something.  She can "cruise" down the cushions of the couch, but she hasn't figured out how to switch from one piece of furniture to another.

Fortunately, she is not very interested in our Christmas tree.  Probably because she is so fascinated with her Uncle Kiel and Pepper to notice our giant 9 3/4 foot tree sitting in the middle of the family room.   When he goes to work tomorrow, we are going to be in for a big shock.

And, I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone out there, but EVERYTHING goes into her mouth.  If there is a small speck of lint on the ground, she'll find it, pick it up and chew on it until I swipe my finger through her mouth and get it out.

It's getting more difficult to change her diaper because she wants to crawl and move around.  That laying down nice and still business is a waste of time in her book.

I think that's about it as far as new things for her are concerned -- we are looking forward to seeing her open new presents and I am excited about some new toys to play with. And, we are SUPER excited for Nana, Poppy and Uncle Ryan to come and visit.

I wasn't going to post any of these yet, but since it's her birthday, I'll give you a sneak peak at some of the awesome pictures that Daniel took of Olivia a few weeks ago.  But, I'm only going to show you a few, so don't pester me for more until after Christmas!






15 December 2009

Don't Cha Wish Your Baby Was Cute Like Mine?!

Here are a few pictures of Olivia in some of her Christmas outfits. Enjoy.










10 December 2009

A Blogging Hiatus

So, things in the Michelson household have been a weeeee bit hectic the last few days weeks.  We got back from a wonderful Thanksgiving break up in Brush Prairie with some of David's side of the family and spent the following week trying to get the house ready for the holidays and some guests.  As of last Saturday, our house is 2 people and 1 dog fuller.  David's step-brother Kiel and his wife, Lauren, and their cute dog Pepper, have moved in with us until their house up in San Luis Obispo is available.  So, during the day we have 6 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs running around our house.  Hectic might be a bit of an understatement, especially when you add in getting ready for the holidays.  So, there's a good chance that December is going to be a bit on the light side where blogs are concerned.  I'll try to update with some pictures when I can.  In the meantime, here's a little Olivia to brighten your day.











01 December 2009

Really With Seth and Amy

Seriously Olivia?!  Dog food?  I know spinach isn't chocolate cake or anything, but you'd REALLY rather eat dog food than spinach?  Come on.









But, come to think of it, dog food might be a little less messy than acorn squash and yams!

And, if you haven't gotten your Daily Dose of Cuteness yet, check out some of the newborn pictures taken of my new "nephew" Noah here.  SO adorable.